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Weapons of mass distraction?

Last week’s Learning Technologies/Learning and Skills exhibition showcased an array of shiny new multimedia gizmos. In a frenzied round of speed dating, exhibitors competed to seduce their visitors with magical online learning tools to solve their training and talent dilemmas. What joy then to hear - above this cacophony of sound – the voice of Dr Sugata Mitra, reminding us in his wonderful keynote speech how we best learn by the process of exploration, discovery and peer coaching. Follow the link http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_build_a_school_in_the_cloud?language=en  for an illuminating tale of what really sparks learning.